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9:15 AM ET, January 8, 2019


 Top News: 
NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News agree to air Trump's address on border security Tuesday at 9pm ET; Pelosi and Schumer have requested equal time  —  (CNN)The big four broadcast networks are deliberating over President Donald Trump's request to air a Tuesday night prime time address …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
NBCUniversal says it will reduce the number of ads airing during prime time TV shows by 20% by 2020, as it tries to shift away from old advertising model  —  NBCUniversal tells Axios it's reducing the amount of ads its serves during prime-time even further, and it's looking now at other times throughout the day to do the same.
Discussion: Variety
Maria Halkias / Dallas Morning News:
The Dallas Morning News lays off 43 employees, including 20 writers, editors, and newsroom support personnel, as ad revenue declined in recent months  —  As the newspaper industry struggles to stem declines in revenue, The Dallas Morning News on Monday laid off 43 employees in its newsroom and other parts of the company.
The New York Times Company:
Memo: Meghan Louttit has been promoted to Deputy Editor of the Metro section at The New York Times  —  New Yorkers have long noticed growing numbers of abandoned storefronts across the city.  But how could The Times highlight this urban blight in an innovative way?
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Twitter has renewed BuzzFeed's live morning show, “AM to DM,” for a full year, having previously only done so on a quarterly basis  —  Twitter has renewed BuzzFeed's live morning show, “AM to DM,” for a full year.  —  The daily morning show, which first premiered on Twitter …
Tatyana Shumsky / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix's new CFO Spencer Neumann's compensation package is almost double that of his predecessor, with $5M in salary and $5M in annual stock option grants  —  Spencer Neumann set to receive total compensation of about $10 million, regulatory filing shows  —  Netflix Inc.'s new finance chief …
Kali Hays / WWD:
Dana Scruggs becomes the first black photographer to photograph a cover for Rolling Stone with a picture of Travis Scott  —  A cover with Travis Scott is a new kind of moment for the magazine.  —  It's been about 51 years, but Rolling Stone now has a cover shot by a black photographer.
Emma Best:
A copy of the 5,000 word email WikiLeaks sent to news organizations, listing 140 “false” statements it doesn't want journalists to make about Julian Assange  —  Update: After publication, WikiLeaks responded by tweeting a version on pastelink.  They posted (and were apparently …
Guy Faulconbridge / Reuters:
Wikileaks asks reporters not to use 140 different “false and defamatory” statements about Julian Assange including that he “stinks” and “lives under the stairs”
Sam Thielman / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the media's recent clashes with domestic and foreign security services and agents, from the FBI to North Korean hackers and Russian troll farms  —  In recent weeks, there have been plenty of stories—mostly unpleasant ones—covering clashes between journalists and security services.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Yahoo Finance expands from five to eight hours of live programming and launches a number of new shows  —  Andrew Hoffman, the senior executive producer of Yahoo Finance, previewed the website's launch Monday of eight hours of live programming.  —  “We've all been watching the markets the last few weeks …
Discussion: MediaPost, Thanks:@steverubel
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As 2020 campaign coverage begins, early signs suggest that the press is repeating the mistakes of 2016: focusing on gaffes and personalities instead of policies
Kali Hays / WWD:
Another 200 Vice employees, working at its TV operation Viceland and video operation Vice Digital, have unionized with the Writers Guild of America East
Texas Monthly:
Dan Goodgame, formerly Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, is taking over Texas Monthly as editor-in-chief
Judith Shulevitz / New York Times:
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, book publishers and magazines, including The New Yorker, are asking their writers to sign contracts with morality clause
 Earlier Picks: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's stock rose 5% in Monday morning trading, after it won five Golden Globes on Sunday night
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Ad Age
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Ben Robinson is out as editor-in-chief of Observer after just 10 months in the role; the company says it does not plan to replace him
Discussion: @nypost
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Longtime producer Susan Zirinsky is replacing CBS News president David Rhodes in March; Rhodes will oversee Zirinsky's transition and later have advisory role
InsideClimate News:
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards a $1M grant to InsideClimate News and $1M to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press